Today marks the 175th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. This was the battle in which Texas Independence was won from Mexico.
To mark the day, Hamburger Wearing An Astros’ Hat is trying to use some Republic of Texas currency to buy a book of Texas history. Hamburger is a member of my Texas Liberal Panel of Experts.
While many conservative Texans might wish that this currency was still valid, I may have to spot Hamburger a few real dollars to buy the book.
It should be recalled that most Texans at the time wanted Texas to join the federal union as a state.
Below are some resources to learn more about Texas.
Everybody has the ability to learn for themselves about the subjects they view as important in life. The resources to learn about the world are all around us, and are accessible with effort and imagination.
Lone Star Nation-The Epic Story of the Battle for Texas Independence by H.W. Brands will tell you all you need to know about how Texans won independence from Mexico.
Texas: A Modern History by David McComb is short and readable history of Texas history all the way up to the current century.
(The budget of the Texas State Historical Society is under attack from Governor Rick Perry and Republicans in Texas. Is this how we should honor Texas history?)
The Handbook of Texas Online is very comprehensive on many aspects of Texas both past and present. The Handbook is also published by the Texas Historical Society.